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Shaun Braybrook


Shaun Braybrook is a proud Aboriginal man who follows his grandfather line to the Kuku-Yalanji people. Shaun has been working with the Victorian Koori community for around 28 years.

For the past 20 years, Shaun has been working in the corrections system, specifically with Koori men. For the past 12 years, he has been the General Manager of the Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place in Gippsland, which provides Aboriginal men with an opportunity to reconnect with their culture and divert themselves from the justice system.

Shaun has an unwavering belief that Aboriginal cultural identity is a strength, protective factor and crucial building block in our community’s development. He has a deep commitment to social justice and to ensuring Aboriginal people have opportunities to achieve and excel– and he works tirelessly to ensure that even the most disadvantaged members of our community get this opportunity.

Under Shaun’s management, in 2011 Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place won an International Prison and Correctional Award in the area for Community Correction for its innovative approach in work with men on correctional orders.

Shaun was the recipient of the prestigious Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, which was announced on the June 2019.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.